Smart technologies in education: creativity and enrichment
We value the benefits of modern technology in both an educational and global social context. Therefore, we have invested heavily in educational technology and are very proud that our building is certified by Microsoft as a smart building.
We feel that this commitment to technology gives students the chance to learn, develop and experience technology that they will use for years to come.
We use smart boards in all classes, and our teachers receive regular training on functionality, apps and opportunities for student engagement. We use smart-enabled course books and materials, allowing students to communicate directly with the board and benefit from another level of audiovisual and kinesthetic activity.
We use technology for all forms of communication, both with parents and internally. This allows us to keep better records and also to reinforce our commitment to technology in all areas of school life.
For classes above 4th grade, we use iPADs rather than hard copy books, with the level of possible interaction for students being greatly raised by the options available with paperless learning. Students have access to audio and video files that are connected to the course, as well as digitally recorded study patters, progress monitoring and learner journals.
All of this can be accessed by parents back home, meaning that they have a closer level of engagement in student learning.
We are committed to embracing technology in every area of the school. As a result, we have designed specific classes to improve technology skills for the purposes of our educational context, but also as general skills that students can take away and use in life.